In 1985, the Vision Mark Gonzales deck was the first legit skateboard I ever had. Prior to that I had a Nash Executioner that I had gotten for Christmas in 1984, but like I said, the Gonz deck was my first “legit” board.
Not until recently, did I discover that the iconic graphics for the Vision Mark Gonzales deck were created by artist Andy Takakjian. Check out this video that I came across, where Andy recalls his time at Vision. -Tim DCXX